Nicolas Cage is one of the most peculiar actors in Hollywood and this week he was updated again thanks to the release of the trailer for ‘Renfield’, undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of 2023. In addition, it just so happens that today He is celebrating his 59th birthday, so I wanted to take the opportunity to pay him a small tribute by selecting 4 of the best Nicolas Cage movies to stream and celebrate this important date for the actor.
In case you don’t feel like seeing anything with Cage in his cast, I propose as alternatives this selection of 4 of the best science fiction movies of recent years available on streaming, this other of powerful erotic movies on platforms, the sensational thrillers that you can watch on streaming or this list of some of the best fantasy movies of the century XXI that you have on platforms.
Finally, I would like to point out that some absences from Cage’s filmography have been due to the fact that I only wanted to include one title per platform -that’s why ‘Al límite’ has been left out- or because they weren’t available on streaming. That is why it has not included titles like ‘Adaptation. The Orchid Thief’, my personal favorite of all his filmography, ‘Face to Face’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ or the very vindicable ‘Signs of the future’. Without further ado, let’s go with the chosen ones:
‘The weather man’ (‘The Weather Man’, 2005)
Direction: Gore Verkinsky. Distribution: Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Michael Rispoli, Gil Bellows, Nicholas Hoult
A unique tragicomedy that has fallen unfairly into oblivion. In its own way, it could be said that it is an exploration of mediocrity and how you deal with it in the knowledge that you are not someone special. All this while bringing to light certain miseries of that American dream to which so many aspire but then few really achieve.
Criticism of “The Weatherman”
‘The Lord of War’ (‘Lord of War’, 2005)
Direction: Andrew Niccol. Distribution: Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Ian Holm, Ethan Hawke
andrew nicol He will always be remembered for having made the excellent ‘Gattaca’ and it is fair to say that he never reached that level again. For my part, I think that the time he came closest to achieving it was with this peculiar thriller with touches of comedy that remarkably addresses such a tricky subject as the world of arms trafficking. All this with a certain critical spirit that invites reflection, although there it is true that it can err on the side of being a little superficial.
Criticism of ‘The Lord of War’
‘Rumble Law’ (‘Rumble Fish’, 1983)
Direction:Francis Ford Coppola. Distribution: Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Vincent Spano, Diane Lane, Diana Scarwid, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper
Cage made one of his first appearances on the big screen with a supporting role in this film made by his uncle. Francis Ford Coppola. In its own way, a generational portrait, but setting aside hope for the future for a more bleak approach. All of this with precise staging work that even gives the film an almost poetic touch within its overflowing bitterness.
Criticism of ‘Rumble Law’
‘The Rock’ (‘The Rock’, 1996)
Direction: Michael Bay. Distribution: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, John Spencer, Vanessa Marcil
A true 90s action movie classic that still remains today as the best film in the entire filmography of Michael Bay. It also served to jumpstart Cage’s unlikely action hero career, very convincing here as a sidekick to a Sean Connery what a waste of charisma Perfect example of a hyper-entertaining movie no matter how many times you see it.
Criticism of ‘The Rock’